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Where are West Coast ports at moment of truth for SOLAS?

Posted 06/28 · 02:19 PM · LM Editorial
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports agree on use of a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach” to providing verified gross mass at port locations.

SOLAS VGM implementation on the horizon

Posted 06/20 · 04:15 PM · LM Editorial
Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero has expressed frustration that with the SOLAS VGM implementation date looming

FMC urges ocean carriers to embrace SOLAS VGM

Posted 06/20 · 03:58 PM · LM Editorial
With the implementation date for new container weighing requirements on July 1, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that Marine Terminal Operators can offer.

Port of Oakland export rally rolls into fifth-straight month

Posted 06/09 · 03:17 PM · LM Editorial
Port of Oakland spokesmen contend that "a containerized export rally" is underway.
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IMO Provides More Clarity on Verified Gross Mass Amendment

Posted 05/31 · 09:01 AM · SCMR Editorial
As of July 1, only containers with a verified gross mass will be cleared to be loaded onto a ship under the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment. Shippers hoping that the implementation of the ruling will be delayed or deferred are whistling in the dark, say industry analysts.

Port of Oakland terminal: appointments mandatory for imports

Posted 05/27 · 10:15 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers sourcing their goods out the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal will soon need to make an appointment drayage providers before their cargo is released.

IMO will take “practical approach” to container weight compliance enforcement

Posted 05/25 · 03:44 PM · LM Editorial
As of July 1, only containers with a verified gross mass will be cleared to be loaded onto a ship under the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment. Shippers hoping that the implementation of the ruling will be delayed or deferred are whistling in the dark, say industry analysts.
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OCEMA teams with East & Gulf Coast ports to determine common terminal weighing strategy for VGM

Posted 05/20 · 03:47 PM · LM Editorial
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (“OCEMA”) have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports to develop a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach.”
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Orphans no more, six ocean cargo carriers form an “Alliance”

Posted 05/13 · 02:26 PM · LM Editorial
Six of the eight “orphan” ocean carriers not included in the proposed OCEAN Alliance or the 2M Alliance have found a home of sorts, coming together to form a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) referred to as "THE Alliance."

How will ports respond to the SOLAS challenge?

Posted 05/09 · 04:07 PM · LM Editorial
The relative merits of using an operating port rather than a landlord port have come into sharp relief recently as shippers confront the compliance deadline for the amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention.
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